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The Register: Email 'Leak' Suggests SCO Got Up to $100m from MS

Mar 04, 2004, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"The email, published here with useful annotations at Opensource.org, purports to be from Mike Anderer of S2 Strategic Consulting to Chris Sontag, VP and GM of the SCOsource, with responsibility for the company's IP holdings. It is cced to SCO CFO Bob Bench. S2 itself has done contract work for SCO, and the email appears to concern SCO IP licensing as a route for obtaining funding from Redmond.

"VC outfit Baystar Capital is referred to as a 'Microsoft referral,' this wording appearing to support suggestions that the $50 million SCO received from Baystar in 2003 was connected to Microsoft. 'Microsoft also indicated,' it says, 'there was a lot of money out there and they would clearly rather use Baystar 'like' entities to help us get signifigantly [sic] more money if we want to grow further or do acquisitions...'"

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